- A. Advancement of lectures, courses, seminars on ophiolite;
- B. Holding lectures and courses for various professional communities or for the public at large;
- C. Holding local, regional, national, international conferences;
- D. Research;
- E. Building a website;
- F. Editing a Newsletter;
- G. Editing a Journal;
- H. Building a data base;
- I. Editing books;
- J. Translating UNESCO's books and documents.
The Head of the Unit and the members of the Steering Committee are expected to take active role in the promotion drive of the annual international conferences of the Chair and its units.